1996 Opel Calibra Reviews

1996 Opel Calibra V6 2.6 Litre from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V6 2.6 Litre Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 kilometres
Most recent distance106500 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

Stylish Sports Car, Chicks Love It

Faults:

Well it had a little oil leak, but that was easily fixed with a sealant.

Um also the water pump and a pulley was damaged which needed to be replaced.

Muffler rattled and I rep (laced it with a sports muffler.

Air con and ABS doesn't work. Electrical problem and I haven't fixed that, but its about $200.

General Comments:

Oil leak was fixed with $80.

Water pump and pulley cost $400.

Sports muffler cost $235 but if I wanted the original muffler it would have cost like $700.

The car handles great and at high speed like 240km/h it feels great. It feels like you are going 40km/h.

The car interior is high class, nice and comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2002

1996 Opel Calibra YE V6 24v from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission V6 24v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Best looking sports car on the road!!

Faults:

One problem I have had with it is the rear tail lights, the globes died!

General Comments:

This car has been my dream to drive, I have always loved the look of the car. When I read about the problem I thought twice, then I found out they came out in a V6... From driving a VS Commodore this in its own league, comfort is one of them and it's very roomy for a sports car. Also has heaps of balls when revved over 3,000 rpm, the engine is very aggressive!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2002

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews